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June 2014: Testing the World’s Largest Wind Turbines

July 9, 2014 4:27 pm | by PD&D Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue: Answering I/O Design Challenges; Too Much of a Useless Thing; Searching for Exoplanets; Powering Remote Wireless Devices for 40 Years; Regulations Driving Adoption of Non-Phthalate Material for Medical Tubing; Testing the World’s Largest Wind Turbines; How to Make Customer Input Useful …

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NYC Police See Risks with Drones' Popularity

July 9, 2014 4:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New York City police say some recent incidents involving wayward drones show that the popularity of the remote-controlled aircraft poses potential risks. The head of the NYPD's counterterrorism bureau says none of the incidents was sinister ...

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Harley-Davidson Recalling 66,421 Motorcycles

July 9, 2014 3:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their front wheels can lock up without warning. Motorcycles with anti-lock brakes built between July 1, 2013, and May 7, 2014, are ...

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PCIe MiniCard Module

July 9, 2014 1:09 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Diamond Systems has announced the DS-MPE-DAQ0804, a rugged, low-cost data acquisition PCIe MiniCard module that is ideal for adding ...

Miniature Triaxial Angular Rate Sensor

July 9, 2014 1:05 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

DTS (Diversified Technical Systems), a manufacturer of data recorders and sensors used worldwide for crash, blast and safety testing announces ...

Expanded Sizes of Digital Flowmeter

July 9, 2014 1:02 pm | by PD&D Staff | Exair Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

EXAIR's Digital Flowmeters provide an excellent way to monitor compressed air consumption and ...

Projecting a Three-Dimensional Future

July 9, 2014 12:40 pm | by Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

Since the 1960s, theatergoers have shelled out for crude 3-D glasses, polarized glasses, and shutter glasses to enhance their viewing experience. These basic devices, used to trick the brain into perceiving an artificial three-dimensional reality, may soon be ...

Want to Innovate? Become a 'Now-ist'

July 9, 2014 12:37 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

“Remember before the internet?” asks Joi Ito. “Remember when people used to try to predict the future?” In this engaging talk, the head of the MIT Media Lab skips the future predictions and instead shares a new approach to creating ...  

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BMW Is Developing Inductive Charging Systems

July 9, 2014 12:33 pm | by BMW | News | Comments

Driving pleasure and sustainability are fused together in the all-electric BMW i3 and the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. Their high-voltage batteries can be recharged quickly and easily by means of the BMW i Wallbox that forms part of the 360° ELECTRIC portfolio. This sophisticated charging station with ...

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Building Smaller, Greener Electronics

July 9, 2014 12:28 pm | by Bryan Alary, University of Alberta | News | Comments

In the drive to get small, Robert Wolkow and his lab at the University of Alberta are taking giant steps forward. The digital age has resulted in a succession of smaller, cleaner and less power-hungry technologies since ...     

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Engineering Challenge Offers $1M in Seed Money to Inventors

July 9, 2014 12:21 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Few people mention marine iguanas, honey bees and oil sands in the same breath, but scientist Brian Gregg believes the combination might hold an elegant solution to a hard engineering riddle. Extracting oil from ...       

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NASA, Boeing Sign Space Launch System Contract

July 9, 2014 12:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing has finalized a contract with NASA to develop the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket ever built and destined to propel America’s return to ...           

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Google Selects 5 Charities to Create Ideas for Glass

July 9, 2014 12:15 pm | by Brett Zongker, Associated Press | News | Comments

Google has chosen five charities to develop ideas using Web-connected Google Glass to enhance their work. After receiving 1,300 proposals, Google is announcing five nonprofits Wednesday that'll ...        

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Testing Completed on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Backplane

July 9, 2014 12:09 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has reached another development milestone with the completion of static load testing of its primary mirror backplane support structure (PMBSS) moving the telescope one step closer to its ...      

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Photos of the Day: The Most Lightweight Precision-Alignment Truss Structure Ever Designed

July 9, 2014 12:08 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Despite its size and complexity, the PMBSS is one of the most lightweight precision-alignment truss structures ever designed and built. When fully deployed, it measures approximately 24 feet tall by 19.5 feet wide by more than 11.5 feet deep, and ...

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